Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by IOWA, Oct 1, 2010.
Tried a few times, now I got the gum. It does help a little. So far, so good.
Good luck and congrats
It's hard, man.. Good luck to you, you're gonna need it. Even if you lapse, don't give up!
i've quit a few times, but i just can't seem to kick the habit for good. hope you have better luck than i!
You smoke(d) IOWA? You never struck me as a smoker.
Good luck to you, my dad tried several times in the last 20 years, and only now has he managed to get down to a pack a week.
Never been a cig smoker.. But I have seen family and friends try to quit. GL
You can do it!
You only have another day left before you crack! Make it to day three!!
You ever try that chantix (think thats how its spelled)
Every one i ever talked to raves about it. I have smoked for 18 years now i guess. Problem is... I LOVE IT!!! Really, i love to smoke, always have. I've quit a lot in my day, drinking, acid, weed, shrooms, crack, coke, and out of all that the 'smoke' ones were always my favorite. Quit all that junk cold turkey (not at one time mind you, are you crazy!) but not my reds, or if you prefer, cowboy killers, lol
Wish you all the luck, willpower, strength in the world IOWA. God knows you'll need it. (as i do as well)
Crack??? Did someone say crack??
Good on ya, IOWA.
May I encourage you by telling you how I succeeded in not smoking since 1980?
I had "quit" innumerable times up until then. That was when I decided to never smoke again.
I realized I could "quit" every day and start again the next day. But I could decide to truly never smoke again only once.
in my drug class in college, (years ago) our teacher expressed that nicotine was as addictive as cocaine (or one of the most addictive hard drugs)....its been awhile.
i chew and quit for 3 months once, lost a job and went back. that was back in 2001 after the 9/11 attacks.
my mother is one of the toughest people i know, she says quitting smoking is the hardest thing she has ever done. believe me, thats saying a lot.
i tried chantex, it made me aggressive. but my personality is a little that way naturally. the dreams were awesome though. a guy at work who has smoke a long time used chantex and he quit. he is laid back by nature.
the gum helps a lot. tucking it in the lip next to your gums helps as well. it prolongs the exposure to nictone, helps not get to much at once, and gets it in your system faster.
i wish you the best man, i know its hard. i think its like someone i know told me. this guy smoked and chewed. he said you'll quit when you are ready. (lets hope thats before the cancer).
so be ready.
ps. sure you know; 3 days the chemical is out, after that its in your head....not that that makes it easier.
good luck man!
my last cigarette was on jan 5th 2010, i did the patches, they worked pretty well although they make you have CRAZY dreams lol
once you get a month or two in, its not hard at all, just gotta resist the urge to even hit a cig or its real easy to fall right back into the habit!
ahhhh man i cant tell you how many freeking times i have tried!
There must be an Android app to help you with this.
Best of luck!!! I've mentioned in the lounge just recently that I'm substituting regular cigs w/ electronic cigs. My goal is to eventually go to 0 nicotine, & then replace the hand-to-mouth impulse w/ toothpicks or suckers.
My dad has been trying for years...many times...
4 months ago.. he just up and quit.... still.. i hope it takes this time.
We're almost done with day 2!! The towel is still not thrown in the ring yet, but the first round's not over yet, folks! Lets see if the prime time chimney stack smoker can 'stack' up against the task at hand!
congrats and good luck!
i should quit also.
I have never smoked, but I have respect for anyone that can quit. My best advice is keep busy, idle hands....
Day 3. Woot.
Congrats Iowa! I myself am in process of quitting. Trying to replace w water vapor ecigs and gum.
I did it cold turkey, no replacement products or anything. 3pk a day habit and just stopped. Day 3 was the hardest by a long shot. After that it got easier and easier! I read somewhere that it takes your body 72 hours to flush the nicotine toxins out. After that it's a just a mental thing of the hand-mouth motion or reaching for a smoke after certain activities. My big stresser was phone calls. I always smoked while on the phone (ocd thing maybe?) so being on the phone made me want to grab a cigarette. Just had to stay off the phone for 3 days!
Best of luck to you in the coming days!
Just saw this one TV...lol
my buddy did it cold turkey using cinnamon flavored toothpicks any time he felt that impulse to smoke, like its been said after 72 hours its just that impulse, the toxins are already out.
congrads and best of luck iowa!
good luck to you, in a couple of weeks you'll feel repulsed at the smell of them so strive till then and it'll be easy street